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Could your Machinery Benefit from a Retool, Refurbish or Rebuild?

New versus old. Both have advantages but a growing number of customers now find good cause to make an investment in existing equipment. Reasons for considering a machinery rebuild are typically as specialized as the original reason for the purchase. Whether the intent was to decrease downtime or increase production, no one wants to make an equipment investment that could need replacement in a couple of seasons. With every purchase of quality equipment and the performance of proper care and maintenance, the buyer assumes the piece of equipment should have a long life span. Unfortunately, there are times when machinery fails earlier than expected or requires upgrading, reconditioning or re-purposing to remain useful to the organization. Continue Reading »

Continuing Signs of Reinvention and Rejuvenation within the Industry

Walsh Manufacturing, an Ohio-based manufacturer, has always taken a creative approach to problem solving. This is also becoming more common in the industry as a whole. Over the last couple of quarters, the industry is demonstrating its own levels of continued advancement. These initiatives include collective problem solving coupled with significant investments in automation, advanced equipment and robotics. These additions allow manufacturers within the industry to improve efficiency including changing parts and reducing the number of set-ups. Continue Reading »

Ohio: A State of Manufacturing Excellence

Walsh Manufacturing is an Ohio-based manufacturer with a reputation for innovative ideas and competitive prices. For more than 50 years, we’ve combined problem solving and years of collective manufacturing knowledge to create cost-effective manufacturing solutions for parts washing systems, automation equipment, machinery rebuilding and metal fabrication for customers located throughout the nation. Continue Reading »

How Play and Exploration Bridge the Engineering Gap

As we enter into the summer months, parents around the nation are collectively wringing their hands, wondering what to do with their children over the coming months. Could this time off result in the loss of precious earned skills? Often many look to summer camps for children to learn a new skill such as building rockets or robots to keep the brain sharp during the lazy days of summer.

Sounds fun, right? The best part of all may be that the fun includes a critical level of learning that comes all the more easily because of the relaxed and fun nature of the work. Though often overlooked, it turns out that elements of creativity, storytelling and design have close links to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classwork that so many children profess to want nothing to do with. Continue Reading »

Industry 4.0 – The Reinvention of the Manufacturing Industry

Ohio has long been known for its manufacturing roots, but the state’s growing applications for 3D/additive manufacturing are quickly becoming a natural extension of the state’s existing manufacturing base. The additive manufacturing process results from the addition of many ultrathin layers of plastic, steel or other materials, allowing concepts to move quickly from design and prototype to production.

Additive manufacturing offers the ability for one-off or short-run production and the process makes fast prototyping possible courtesy of a digital model. Using the build-up of accumulated layers as the building blocks for the 3D models, the manufacturing method continues to show its versatility with a range of applications for consumers and those in the medical, aerospace, automotive and industrial industries. One unique application in the medical industry is the use of MRI scans to create a skull patch for people who experience a head injury. The missing piece is able to be custom manufactured and as a result, surgery time can be reduced by up to 30 percent. Continue Reading »

Recapping the Precision Machining Technology Show

At the end of April, the engineers and sales staff at Walsh Manufacturing had the opportunity to showcase its parts washing applications at the Precision Machine Technology Show (PMTS). The biennial event, co-presented by Production Machining and Modern Machine Shop, included more than 260 exhibitors and close to 5,000 attendees from around the world.

Held in Columbus, Ohio, the event brought together vendors, educators, students and manufacturing experts who shared their knowledge and experience with all those in attendance. The setting for the international show was especially significant in light of the recently published news from the Cleveland Plus Economic Review. Designed as an in-depth look at the industry, the review forecasted an increase in the state’s economy courtesy of the region’s growing manufacturing presence. Over the next decade, an additional 49,000 jobs are expected to be added within northeast Ohio. Continue Reading »